One of the biggest questions on everyone’s mind right now: What on earth do I get so-and-so for the holidays?! We know, because we’re asking ourselves the same question. This year has been stressful enough, so we’re just going to lay it out for you: These are the 24 best-selling products on PureWow from the past year and they just so happen to make amazing gifts. Consider this list your ultimate shopping guide (and order soon so you don't deal with unexpected shipping delays).
1. Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
For the Beauty Queen
Developed by Professor Augustinus Bader, one of the world’s leading experts in stem cell research, The Rich Cream is formulated with a combination of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and synthesized molecules to activate the body’s natural regeneration process. In other words, it fades fine lines, plumps, adds a glow and actually makes skin look more youthful. Even Victoria Beckham and Priyanka Chopra are fans.
2. Better Love Mini Zip
Who are we kidding—we’re typically at the top of our gift list, and 2021 is no different. This year, we’re treating ourselves to a vibrator, all in the name of self-care. This model is immensely popular for a reason: It focuses its pleasure right on your most sensitive area with seven modes that don’t make a peep.
3. Caslon Miller Water Resistant Chelsea Boot
For the Trendy Girl
These boots sold out during this year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and we can see why. Not only are they trés chic, but they're also water resistant and super comfortable to (ahem) boot. The neutral sole complements the black leather, making make these a great gifting option for someone who loves to stay on top of trends—especially with their staple pieces.
4. Casper Weighted Blanket
For Your Bestie
You’re going to need something good for the person who has listened to all your gripes about moving back in with your parents as an adult. A weighted blanket should do the trick. This one by Casper is extremely warm and cozy, and it helps calm the nerves (which she might need after hours of your venting).
5. Ullo Wine Purifier
For the Wine Lover
Wine lovers anticipate the rich, yet dry taste of a musky red hitting their lips after a long day. Gift this person in your life with a tool that will purify and aerate the taste of their chosen vino so they can savor every sip. It removes sulfites (less chance of a hangover, hallelujah) and restores the taste for a better experience.
6. Our Place Always Pan
For the Budding Chef
The Always Pan is made of cast-aluminum; the inside has a ceramic nonstick coating, while the outside is finished in matte silicone and it's available in five Instagrammable color options (we’re partial to the new lavender hue).
7. Winc Wine Subscription
For Your Roommate
Winc was our favorite quarantine subscription service, and it’s now one of our favorite gifts to give. Bottles are discounted steeply from their original price and start at just $13 for members. And there’s something to suit everyone’s taste, from vegan wines to low sugar ones, organic varieties and more. Each month, they’ll get credits that can be used to purchase the wines of their choosing or they can opt to receive pro picks from the Winc team based on their unique flavor profile.
8. Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cord-Free Stick Vacuum
For the Neat Freak
And that’s precisely why the tidiest person on your holiday list (hi, mom) needs this luxury cordless model. The digital motor has twice the suction of other cord-free vacuums and the whole-machine filtration system captures 99.97 percent of microscopic dust particles. Did we mention the high torque cleaner head automatically detects and adapts to different floor types on its own? Come to think of it, we might need one for ourselves, too.
For the Eyelash Extension Lover
Every time this eyelash serum goes on sale, it sells out instantaneously, thanks to its addicting results. We’re talking full, fluttery natural lashes, which take nothing more to achieve than a simple swipe of serum across the lash line before bed. In a world where we can’t run out every two weeks to get an eyelash extension refill, it more than makes up for the results. Meghan Markle just so happens to be a major fan and if it’s good enough for a royal, it’s definitely good enough for us.
10. Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle
For the Coffee Snob
There's the Dunkin’ fans who are happy with a quick cup of Joe, and there’s the pour-over coffee crowd that patiently waits for their freshly ground Colombian beans to steep to perfection. This kettle is for the latter coffee drinker, with its super-thin, easy-to-use spout that gives optimum control over the scalding hot water inside.
11. Brooklinen Luxe Move-In Bundle
For the Recent College Grad
Brooklinen is known for its quality sheet sets, and this is the king (or queen) of them all. It has literally everything you need for a new bed setup including sheets, two pillows and a comforter from the brand’s recently relaunched line of down and down alternative options. It’s basically gifting someone a good night’s sleep, every single night.
12. NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device
For the Facial Lover
Our aunt has said that if she ever becomes a millionaire, getting a weekly at-home facial would be high on her list of non-negotiables. Until that dream turns into a reality, we can gift her the NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device. This baby uses microcurrent technology to stimulate the muscles deep within the face to help tighten, tone and lift for a more sculpted appearance. Users will notice the difference right away and continue to see results over time, so it’s perfect for anyone who wants the instant gratification of a facial.
13. Cariuma IBI Knit Sneaker
For the Environmentalist
These eco-conscious sneakers racked up a wait list of over 5,000 people thanks to their comfy, lightweight, minimalist aesthetic for both men and women. But it’s the brand's commitment to sustainability that really make these special. They’re made from self-regenerating bamboo and recycled plastics, and for each pair purchased, Cariuma plants two trees in the Brazilian Rainforest to directly aid in reforestation efforts.
14. Nordstrom Zella Live-In High Wait Leggings
For Your Workout Buddy
When a pair of workout leggings are so incredible, they inspire more than 7,000 people to write glowing reviews, you just have to try them. We’ve put these to the test and can attest to their butt-lifting and body-contouring abilities. Plus, they’re made with moisture-wicking fabric and have a no-slip waistband that doesn’t have to be pulled up constantly—all for less than $60.
15. Tory Burch Robinson Convertible Shoulder Bag
For the Girl on the Go
This bag, in all its structured, minimalist, multi-use glory, can most definitely keep up. It’s made with scratch-resistant leather and finished with an adjustable chain strap that can be worn as a cross body or a shoulder strap. And it fits all the essentials with separate compartments for a phone, a mask and lipstick.
16. Kosas Ready in 5 Set
For the Clean Beauty Advocate
It seems like everything Kosas creates is an instant hit (see: The Big Clean Mascara). Which is why this lip oil, chapstick, deodorant and mascara set is sure to delight the clean beauty fan in your life. Everything from the brand is made with non-toxic, high-performing skincare ingredients and comes in universally flattering shades.
17. Hanacure The All-In-One Facial Starter Kit
For the Skincare Guru
This mask gained popularity thanks to the way it dries on skin (see what we mean here). Though it feels tight as it dries, it washes off to reveal the softest, glowiest skin of your life. The multi-action treatment is formulated with an age-defying CO2 OctoLift technology, which works to deliver a firmer, smoother, more even toned appearance. Just a heads up: this is the kind of gift they’ll want to test out ASAP on Christmas morning.
18. KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart Stand Mixer
For the Quarantine Baker
This OG stand mixer needs no introduction. But for those of you who need a little extra convincing, here goes: It features a tilt-head design, which allows easy access to the bowl for adding ingredients and a locking mechanism when in mixing mode; It’s sturdy and built with a durable, all-metal construction to last and last. It has 10 speed settings for utmost control and five rubber feet that help protect countertops while stabilizing the mixer during use. Oh, and it comes with a flat beater, a dough hook, a wire whip and a pouring shield. Plus, you can buy all sorts of different attachments for it (like a pasta maker, food processor and spiralizer).
19. Madewell Denim Jacket
For the Meghan Markle Fan
When you think of Meghan Markle, denim jackets probably aren’t the first thing to come to mind. But the duchess just so happens to own and love this very one from Madewell. It’s on this list for so many more reasons, though, including the classic indigo hue, the rose gold hardware and the option to monogram it with up to eight characters on either the front or back.
20. Ruggable Plush Moroccan Diamond Rug
For the New Homeowner
There are few things that are worse than getting a new white rug and spilling a glass of red wine on it one week later…unless you can throw it in the washing machine and have it come out good as new like you can with this one. How? The innovative Cling Effect technology allows the rug cover to be detached from the rug pad, tossed in the washer and dryer and reattached without losing its grip. Genius!
21. The Container Store Large Drop-Front Shoe Box
For the Shoe Fanatic
Luckily, you don’t need a giant space to make it feel luxurious. Stack a few of these mega-popular clear shoe boxes at the bottom of any closet, and not only will they protect your shoes from dust and offer a chic storage solution, but they’ll also make it easy to see your whole collection at a glance. And if you really want to go the extra mile, hide a pair of new shoes inside.
22. Nintendo Switch
For the Title of “Coolest Aunt”
Remember Game Boys? The Nintendo Switch is kind of like your fave toy from the '90s, but much more high tech. It’s a handheld gaming system when you want it to be (like when you need the kids to keep quiet in the backseat of the car), but it also includes a dock that connects to the TV for a more conventional home console experience. Plus, the removable Joy-Con controllers allow you to share with a friend for two-player fun. Kids these days have it all, don't they?
23. Charter Club V-Neck Cashmere Sweater
For the Comfort Seeker
Last year, PureWow readers must’ve bought nearly everyone on their list a Charter Club’s cashmere sweater. And who could blame them, especially when this knit is perpetually on sale. It comes in 16 different colors and multiple styles—from V-neck to turtleneck to cardigan—and is woven from the softest, lightweight cashmere. Our biggest tip for shopping these beloved sweaters: Score a few styles ASAP, before they inevitably sell out.
24. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
For the One Who’s Always Late
OK, that friend is us, since we usually leave our hair until the last minute and wind up misjudging how long it will take to style. Thankfully, this Revlon hot air brush shaves at least 30 minutes off our getting ready time. It has the ability to take freshly showered hair from wet to blown-out in under ten minutes—regardless of how thick your mane is. It’s a total game changer (trust us).
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